COVID-19 Testing Information

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  • Manatee Health Line
  • (941) 242-6649

Testing is available at the following locations:

Do you have symptoms?

View a complete list of symptoms from the CDC.

If you think you've been exposed to COVID-19 and have a mild fever and symptoms such as a cough, call MCR Health: (941) 776-4000.

If you're experiencing any of the following emergency signs of COVID-19, call 911:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • Confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face 

Free Lincoln Park walk-up testing site

The Florida Division of Emergency Management is operating a walk-up COVID-19 test center at Lincoln Park.

The site will operate daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (or until they reach the max. of 500 test kits/day).

  • Adults and children can be tested
  • No appointment and no prescription are necessary
  • Tests are free to the public

Where

Lincoln Park 501 17th Street East
Palmetto, FL 34221

Free Walk-up State Testing Site at Home Depot

Beginning at noon on Tuesday, June 9, a new state testing location will be available at the Home Depot parking lot on Cortez Road.

The testing site will be open seven days per week, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., up to 100 tests per day. Tests will be sent to Quest Diagnostics and results will be available within 5–7 days.

Testing is free and available to anyone over the age of 18, regardless of symptoms.

This site is a partnership between Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM), Home Depot and Quest Diagnostics.

Where

Home Depot
2350 Cortez Road
Bradenton, FL 34207

State COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site

NOTE: The UTC Test Site will be closed on July 4.

A drive-thru, community-based COVID-19 testing site is now open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. -  5 p.m. at the Mall at University Town Center. Please note: The site tests a maximum of 1200 people per day and may close earlier than 5 p.m. if that number is reached.

The test used will be a nasal swab, once samples are collected they will be sent to a commercial lab for testing and results will be provided as soon as they are available.

Important Information

  • Testing will be available for individuals over the age of 18 regardless of symptoms.
  • The test site is drive-thru only. Individuals being tested will not be permitted to exit their vehicle.
  • Please limit passengers in the vehicle to those who are being tested, and no more than 5 people.
  • A prescription is not required and individuals do not need to be Sarasota or Manatee county residents to be tested. 

This site was created through a partnership with the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the Florida Department of Health, the Florida National Guard and Sarasota and Manatee counties. 

Where

The Mall at University Town Center
Parking Lot East of Dillard’s
140 University Town Center Dr
Sarasota, FL 34243

MCR Health collection kit availability

Drive through testing hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at two MCR Health locations:

Patient fees for the testing and any associated costs will be determined at the time of the visit.

The Manatee County locations are:

  • East Manatee Health and Wellness Center
    1312 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton
    (941) 708-8700
  • Southeast Family Healthcare Center
    919 53rd Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34203
    (941) 751-8100